Date: Saturday, 19 November 2016
Time: 05:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Member Price: $275.00
Non-Member Price: $275.00
Address: 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA
Location: Westin Seattle
Phone: 206-363-9188
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Host a LUX Table for 10: $3300 - sold out!
(includes premium placement, valet parking for the host, and dinner wine pairings selected by your table’s personal sommelier)

Host a Table for 10: $2750
Treat your guests (or host!) with magnums of Gruet Blanc De Blanc, Apex Sauvignon Blanc, and Browne Family Cabernet Sauvignon at the table. Contact us for details.

Individual Tickets:

Make a contribution to the GSBA Scholarship Fund by contacting us at 206-363-9188, by email, or by clicking here.

 is the magical moment when the length of day and night are in perfect balance.

Our Equalux revelry begins in the luxurious golden light of sunset and features exquisite delights prepared by local culinary artists, luscious wines, tempting signature cocktails, ingenious entertainments and concludes in the shimmering twilight with a decadent auction and sumptuous feast.

Since 1996, GSBA has organized an annual fundraising event to support the GSBA Scholarship Fund. The TASTE is GSBA's signature event and the LGBT event of the season.

TASTE drew over 800 attendees and raised more than $775,000 for the GSBA Scholarship Fund in 2015.


Creative Black Tie

Live Auction Catalog
Download a PDF of the Catalog or view it here.

Meal Selection

MT. Vernon grilled beef with Chateau St. Michelle gastrique, hilltop produce beet, celery root, potato and seasonal vegetables. (GF)
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Macadamia crusted pan seared steelhead with Romesco sauce, Celery Root, parsnip and roasted seasonal vegetable. (GF)
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Grilled tofu and spinach kofta in makani gravy with basmati rice (Vegan, GF)

Special Hotel Room Rates
If you would like to take advantage of special room rates at the Westin Seattle and spend the night, please click here: Westin Hotel - GSBA Special Rate

Celebrity Chefs | Tamara Murphy, Jerry Traunfeld, Leslie Mackie

The Wine District | Bartholomew Winery, Elsom Cellars, Fidelitas Winery, Five Star Cellars, Goose Ridge Estate Winery, Gorman Winery, Laurelhurst Cellars, Nota Bene Cellars, Structure Cellars, Va Piano Vineyards

Exquisite Delights |  Barrio Mexican Kitchen + Bar, The Hi-Life, Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge, Red Cedar & Sage, Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, Taylor Shellfish Farms, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering, Two Tartes Catering

Entertainments | The Love Markets, led by Angie Louise, make songs of love and revolution inspired by the artists of Weimar Berlin; astounding acrobatics and aerial work by Terry Crane and Erica Rubenstein; and thrilling performances by light dancers Leslie Rosen and Kim Brown.

Special thanks to Martha Enson (EnJoy Productions), Llysa Holland (theatre simple), and Victor Janusz.


Title Sponsor | 1st Security Bank
Presenting Sponsor | Comcast
Event Sponsors
| Alaska Airlines, Carter Subaru, Holland America Line, JP Morgan/Chase, Precept Wine, Uber, UW Medicine

Supporting Sponsors | Aria Floral, Fran’s Chocolates, Girlie Press, Interchange Media, Mrs. Cooks/Le Creuset, Reliable Movers
Media Sponsors | Encore Media Group, Pacific Publishing, Seattle Gay News, Seattle Gay Scene, Seattle Met

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Event Sponsors benefit from prominent exposure to more than 15,000 businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations throughout the region. To learn about how GSBA can help you achieve your promotional goals, contact Amy Burdick at (206) 363-9188.

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